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ERIC Number: ED556909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 222
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ISBN: 978-1-3038-7950-0
The Effect of a Leadership Development Program on Students' Self-Perceptions of Leadership Ability
Levy, Dayna Dunsmoor
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Widener University
Equipping a healthcare workforce with leadership skills to drive change and innovation through the twenty-first century is imperative. This research measured outcomes of students' participation in a year-long leadership development program at a small, private, urban healthcare university in the northeastern United States. A mixed method approach to gather quantitative and qualitative data regarding outcomes was used. Study included a pre-test, post-test, control group, quasi-experimental design with nonequivalent groups, using the Socially Responsible Leadership Scale-Revised Version 2 (SRLS-R2) and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). Qualitative data from participant evaluations were also examined Results indicated that leadership development program participants showed growth on the Management-by-Exception sub-scale of the MLQ; and level of participation significantly impacted growth on the Inspirational Motivation sub-scale of the MLQ. Non-significant findings were obtained for all other factors on both the MLQ and SRLS-R2. Content analysis of qualitative data identified themes such as: Not yet a leader; Gratitude; Self-awareness, reflection and personal growth; Career Development; Confidence; Leaders at all levels; and Interprofessional interaction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire